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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Clean rivers on a priority basis: Water activist tells Centre
India Today

Thane, Sep 3 (PTI) Eminent water activist Rajendra Singh has urged the Centre to take up cleaning of rivers on a priority basis and emphasised on the need to educate the present generation about the importance of water bodies. The Ramon Magsaysay Aw more....

Delhi-NCR to have common Air Quality Index by October
The Financial Express

The national capital region (NCR), considered among the world’s most polluted area, will soon have a common air quality index based on data from around 50 monitoring stations located across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Currently the C more....

Noise rules: HC stays changes, restores prior position

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday ordered an interim stay on the enforcement of Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) rules, amended by the Centre recently, which resulted in eliminating 1,573 notified silence zones ahead of the festival sea more....

Industrial pollution unabated
The Hindu

District has most industrial units The combined Medak district was famous for industries and several industrial corridors were established in the past. Though they were instrumental in providing employment they were also main concern for polluting t more....

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Pollution control panel wants early rollout of strict measures in Delhi
The Hindustan Times

The Central Pollution Control Board has suggested early rollout of “severe” action against pollution in Delhi keeping in mind the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The CPCB informed the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday th more....

Pollution threat to biodiversity at Dimoria
The Sentinel

DIMORIA, Sept 2: Residents in the Dimoria area on the outskirts of Guwahati take ill, especially from skin diseases, more frequently than they had ever. A section of conscious citizens in the area takes it as ringing of the warning bell in so far as more....

India loses one tusker every four days
The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: As per the Union ministry’s data, on an average, one elephant is killed every four days either due to poisoning, train accident, poaching or electrocution. Not much to cheer about in a country which ironically is home to the largest number more....

NGT seeks disposal mechanism for seized plastic
The Times of India

New Delhi, Aug 29 () The National Green Tribunal today asked the Delhi government to explore disposal mechanism for the nearly 8,000 kilograms of plastic of less than 50 microns thickness that was seized by authorities following its ban. A bench hea more....

Plastic waste: What man has wrought the bugs try to solve
The Hindu

It is estimated that 60 cities across India generate over 15,000 tons of plastic waste every day and almost 6 million tons per year The tiny landlocked African country Rwanda has banned plastic bags since a few years. The ban has made this war-torn more....

Sangareddy: Birds battle it out for food at Mahbubsagar lake
Telangana Today

Sangareddy: A war for rights over territory endowed with valuable resources was not uncommon among humans over the centuries. Several wars, even in modern times across the world, were directly or indirectly linked to the rich resources found in some more....

Man-animal conflict: Five wild elephant deaths in a month
The Times of India

IDUKKI: Man-animal conflict has entered a disturbing phase in and around Munnar with the number of elephants entering human settlements registering an increase.The safety of wild elephants are at risk with five of them dying in 35 days in Munnar and more....

Mukundra reserve to get 3 tigers by Dec
The Times of India

Kota: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)'s nod for shifting of three tigers from Ranthambore National Park to Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) has made wildlife activists of Hadauti region happy as they foresee multi-dimensional grow more....

After a four-year wait, Mukundara Hills to get three tigers
The Hindustan Times

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on Friday gave the green signal for relocation of one tiger and two tigresses from Ranthambhore National Park to Mukundara Hills tiger reserve, about 300 km south of Jaipur. The decision was taken at more....

India unveils third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017- 2031
The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India unveiled the third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 on Monday spelling out the future road map for wildlife conservation. The third action plan comes after the first plan in 1983 and second from 2002 till 2016. The third N more....

Awareness on man-animal conflict this wildlife week
The Times of India

THANE: In light of the string of incidents of man-animal conflict that have taken place around the Mumbai and Thane peripheries of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park recently, the Thane Forest Department has decided to dedicate the Wildlife Week (Octobe more....

Nepal, India to conduct first joint tiger count
Thee Economic Times

For the first time, Nepal and India will undertake a joint tiger census next month in their national parks, forests and protected areas adjoining the two countries using a globally-recognised method, officials said today. Conservation authorities and more....

Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years
The Dayafter

The NWAP 2017-31, under which there are 250 projects, is India’s road map to conserve wildlife for the next 15 years. Aspiring for a global leadership in wildlife conservation, the Union Ministry’s plan is woven around the agenda of the United Natio more....

Nepal, India To Conduct Joint Tiger Census In November
Odishatv. In

Kathmandu: Nepal and India will be conducting in November a joint head count of tigers in the national parks, forests and sanctuaries along the international border between the two neighbours using a similar camera tapping method. Conservation autho more....

On Wildlife Week Day 1, poor turnout for bird watching
The Times of India

Nagpur: The Wildlife Week 2017 turned out to be a low-key affair on the first day as only a handful of state's forest department employees and a few individuals from NGOs participated in the bird watching session held on Sunday early morning. The ina more....

Use modern tech to counter poachers, wildlife crime: Dr Vardhan
Web India 123

Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan today urged use of modern technology to counter poachers and wildlife crimes. Asking wildlife experts and scientists to deliberate on various wildlife-related laws with a modern and more....

Govt plan recognises effect of climate change on wildlife
The India Express

With India’s protected areas designed at a time when climate change was “hardly a criterion” for wildlife conservation, the National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) 2017-2031 states that it “recognises the concerns relating to climate change impacts on w more....

India’s new wildlife plan focuses on climate change, landscape management
The Hindustan Times

The environment ministry launched its third wildlife action plan, which shapes the management of wildlife across the country for the next 15 years, at the start of Wildlife Week — celebrated every year in the first week of October . For the first ti more....

New wildlife plan focuses on mitigating human-wildlife conflict
The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: Emphasizing on striking a balance between conservation and development, the Centre Monday released the National Wildlife Action Plan 2017-2031 that focuses on mitigating human-wildlife conflict, improving wildlife health and linking wildli more....

Infants back in apex court for ban on crackers
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Three infants, whose petition led the Supreme Court to ban firecrackers last year in the capital, have approached court again. Through their advocate fathers, the children want SC to re-impose the ban it lifted "for the time being" allo more....

Schools to run ‘anti-firecracker campaign’
The Hindu

Directorate of Education urges them to spread awareness among students about ill-effects of pollution The Directorate of Education (DoE) has written to the heads of all schools in the Capital asking them to encourage and motivate school children to more....

The Pioneer

Immersion of idols of Goddess Durga in the rivers Swarnarekha and Kharkai on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi has led to an increase in pollution level in the already contaminated rivers. The banks of river Swarnarekha and Kharkai only goes to the show more....

‘Govt Yet To Act Against Polluting Industries’
The Shillong Times

SHILLONG: An environment activist from West Jaintia Hills, who is pursuing various pending issues affecting Meghalaya, said on Monday that despite the order of the Supreme Court to take action against industries flouting environment norms, the state more....

Hyderabad: More idols add to lake pollution

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad saw a 20 per cent increase in the number of idols immersed for Durga Puja, according to officials. Hussainsagar alone received over 2,000 large idols during the nine-day puja period. Apart from the large idols, puja items, polyba more....

Ganesh festival greener than last year, Pune rivers see lesser pollution levels
The Indian Express

Ganesh festival 2017 was much greener than last year, with the rivers in Pune recording lesser pollution levels. Detailed analysis of river water at various locations carried out by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) shows lesser measure more....

Immersion at Yamuna: It's just pollution and deaths

With over 200 puja associations spread across the city, hundreds of idols were immersed in the already polluted river Two years after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned the immersion of idols made from non-biodegradable material in Yamuna d more....

Gurgaon in no position to roll out odd-even.This is why
The Times of India

Gurgaon: Rolling out the odd-even road rationing scheme to reduce air pollution in the winter months as part of the graded response action plan (GRAP) may be an option for the Gurgaon administration this year, but residents and experts are sceptical more....

Balance of power
Live Mint

With winter approaching, pollution in the national capital region is set to become an issue again. Take Gurugram: on Sunday, it was the country’s most polluted city. The administration is now considering implementing the odd-even scheme as part of a more....

MPCB regional officer gets free hand to crackdown on pollution
The Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Polluting industrial units or households as in slum pockets have been served a strong message. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has given a free hand to its regional officer, Anil Mohekar, to go ahead with cracking down on more....

Submit report on Yamuna post idol immersion: NGT to Delhi govt
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a status report on the condition of river Yamuna post immersion of Ganesh and Durga idols. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sai more....

3 arrested on elephant poaching charges
India Today

Rourkela, Oct 2 (PTI) A joint team of police and forest officials arrested three persons on charges of poaching elephant at Bonai forest range area. The arrest was made following death of an elephant at the Bonai forest range area. However, senior f more....

Yesterdays News (Monday, October 02, 2017 )
Wait for next year begins
Hundreds of stingrays, prawns washed ashore near Alibag
States asked to identify water bodies under new rules for wetlands preservation
India among the worst affected by climate change: IMF study
Plea in Supreme Court to protect tigers, conserve habitat
Mohali’s Chhatbir Zoo adds three new species to its family
Hospitals flouting biomedical waste rules on Telangana’s radar
Centre notifies new rules for preservation of wetlands
Yamuna in distress after immersions
Durga Puja Committee Goes Green, Immerses Eco-Friendly Idols In A Pit
Durga idols immersion in Delhi adds up to polluted Yamuna
No lessons learnt: immersion remains choke Yamuna again
Gurgaon India’s most polluted city on Sunday

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